Acar, graduated from Hacettepe University School of Social Work/Ankara/Turkey in 1996 and continued his post graduate education at the same department/University. In 2011, In 2011, he appointed to Kocaeli University as a founder chair of social work department. He became professor of social work in 2014.

He worked as executive member of IFSW Europe e.V. (International Federation of Social Workers, European Region) for three-year period (2012-2015) and then elected as executive board member of EASSW (European Association of School of Social Work) in 2015 for four-year period. His research interests include street children, child labour, child protection systems, social work values and ethics, youth policy, poverty and social work education. 

Acar is Lecturer and Program Lead of MA Social Work Program in the School of Social Sciences of Liverpool Hope University.

Recent Publications

Spolander, G., .... Acar, H. & (2018) “Mapping social work across ten countries: structure, intervention, identity and challenges”. International Social Work. 1-15. Sage Publications.

Acar, H., Coban Icagasioglu A. & Polat, G. (Editors) (2017) A Research on Corruption, Ethical Violations and Ethical Problems in Turkish Social Services. (Publication Editors: Ioanna Kucuradi & Nese Sahin). Published by: Turkish Philosophy Institute (in Turkish)

Reamer, G.F. (2018). Sosyal Hizmet EtiÄŸi ve DeÄŸerleri (Social Work Ethics & Values). (Translation Editor: H. Acar) Ankara. Nika Publications.

Acar, H., Akar Mürüvvet, Baykara Acar, Y (2016) “Value Tendencies of Social Work Students” Journal of Kastamonu Faculty of Education. Vol: 24, No: 1. (In Turkish).

Ozkan, Ö., Baykara Acar, Y. & Acar, H. (2015) "Opposition to Organ Donation and Transplantation: The Case of Midwifery, Nursing, and Social Work Students". Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, 13, 179-187.

Aslan, C. & Acar, H. (2015) “Role and Functions of Families within Modern Child Protection Systems”. (within) Violence towards Children and Child Protection. Publication of “Strengthening Child Protection Centers Association” (In Turkish).

Acar, H. (2014) Social Work with Victims of Human Trafficking. Publication of Association of Family Consultants, Antalya. (In Turkish)